Jami Attenberg

Jami Attenberg is an American author known for her novels, including 'The Middlesteins' and 'All Grown Up'. Her work often explores themes of family, identity, and contemporary life.


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  1. 1. All Grown Up

    The novel follows the life of a 39-year-old single, childfree woman living in New York City who is dealing with the societal pressures and expectations of adulthood. Her journey is marked by her struggle to find happiness and fulfillment in her own terms, despite her unconventional lifestyle. The protagonist grapples with her relationships, career, and the looming presence of her family's tragedies, all while trying to understand what it truly means to be "all grown up".

    The 9687th Greatest Book of All Time
  2. 2. The Middlesteins

    This novel explores the complexities of family dynamics, focusing on the Middlestein family, who are grappling with various personal and collective crises, primarily revolving around Edie, the matriarch's, struggle with obesity and its impact on her health and relationships. As Edie's condition worsens, her family's reactions reveal their individual struggles, insecurities, and the ways in which they cope with stress and change. Through a narrative that is both compassionate and unflinching, the book delves into themes of love, loyalty, and the challenges of caring for someone who seems beyond help, all while painting a vivid portrait of contemporary American life and the ways in which personal and familial histories intertwine.

    The 11258th Greatest Book of All Time